AJAYU Transitorio at Mind the Gap Studios

A magical multicultural live performance by Yuvel Soria inspired by Bolivia’s Day of the Dead Festival.

An image of a Bolivian man in a red checked shirt and black jeans spreading flour over some dough on the floor. He is brightly lit against a black background.

Mind the Gap is pleased to present Yuvel Soria’s AJAYU Transitorio at our studios on Thursday 29 September, 7:30pm.

AJAYU Transitorio (pronounced A-HI-U) means transient soul. It is inspired by the traditional celebration of Day of the Dead in Bolivia which celebrates the eternal, providing one day a year for the living to be reunited with the departed.

Combining contemporary multi-cultural dance styles (including Bolivian dance, Kuchipudi dance, Afro-Diaspora styles) with atmospheric percussive world music and poetry, AJAYU Transitorio, is a live performance that explores the traditions, relationships with food, death and dying through the magic of traditional rituals and cultural practices.

Imagine the coming together of multi-cultural people to take a seat around a long, beautifully dressed table, with colourful printed cloths, flowers, candles and food. Together we ‘break bread’ and take part in conversations about our traditions, rituals, and memories of loved ones, all interspersed with live dance, poetry and music.

Through recent times, communities have endured trauma, loss and isolation. This work offers a chance for healing through bringing people together to eat, talk, connect, celebrate loved ones and remember those we have lost, and celebrate the strength in each of the communities we visit.

Age recommendation 8+.

Tickets are available to book in advance for free and are Pay What You Decide.

Book your tickets here…

Commissioners: Bradford Producing Hub, Kala Sangam, Arts Council England.

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